On the one hand, you’ll be enchanted by the charm and the mysteries of Dole. On the other, you’ll find the wild nature of the Jura irresistible. Welcome to Alain Bellefoy’s lovely hotel.
“ For me it's about providing a welcoming, family environment as a base to help you explore the verdant natural landscapes of the region where I was born. ”
Franche-Comté native Alain is keen to share the friendliness of the locals and the wonders of the region. It was natural that he would settle in iconic Dole, classed as a City of Art and History, which continues to charm visitors from all over the world. For 15 years, The Originals Access, Hotel Éric, Dole has welcomed guests with pride in its local roots set between the Jura mountains and vineyards of neighbouring Burgundy. This hotel with a garden and swimming pool is located near the train station, airport and major roads. It is ideal for family holidays or comfortable stopovers during business trips. To make sure your welcome is memorable, Alain focuses on the human touch and warmly offers guests his best recommendations. This creates a great value hotel with a family feel where it’s good to spend time.
With its 42 comfortable, practical rooms, The Originals Access, Hotel Éric, Dole has everything you could need for a successful stay. All the understated modern rooms come fully equipped with a bathroom with a walk-in shower or bathtub and flat-screen TVs. Some are accessible for mobility-impaired guests while triple rooms are available for families. Packages with free Wi-Fi for business travellers are also on offer.
- Non smoking room
Breakfast is served in the dining room between 7am and 12pm with freshly baked breads and pastries delivered each morning by a local artisan baker. Guests preferring to eat in their own room can do so. Business travellers stopping overnight at the hotel can also enjoy an evening meal.
Take full advantage of your stay in the quiet of the terrace at The Originals Access, Hotel Éric, Dole before setting off on an adventure in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté area and exploring its fabulous gastronomy. Dole’s charming city centre is also just a few minutes away.
HÔTEL-DIEUThis sumptuous building constructed in 1613 testifies to the fabulous talents of the architects of the period with its seventeenth-century Renaissance design. Formerly a place where the destitute could be looked after, today it has become a most beautiful multimedia library.
LOUIS PASTEUR’S HOUSEThis museum dedicated to Pasteur immerses visitors in his daily life and scientific and artistic work through remarkable permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
THE CAT TOURFollow the cat signs to take this tourist tour helping visitors discover each of the most famous listed buildings and historic monuments in the city of Dole. The tour winds its way between canals, narrow streets and iconic locations like the Collégiale Notre-Dame de Dole church, the Museum of Fine Arts and many others.
THE SWALLOW LINEThis fantastic railway line takes passengers 123 km between Dole and Saint-Claude. This trip at altitude lasts two and a half hours and offers the chance to appreciate sites including beautiful landscapes, the Chaux Forest, mountains, vineyards, the Grandvaux plateaus and the Bienne Valley.
What our customers say
"Glad to have a nice bed and room after almost falling asleep in the car driving back home. "
And on top, the owner of the hotel was a very friendly and optimistic person who cheered us up in the morning after a good sleep. Ready to go on, taking the long way home. Everything went very efficiently: arriving + departure. Just what I wanted from my short stay on my way home. I would love to stay here again for a sleep after a long ride.
Since many years I am staying in this hotels on my trips with my scooter trough France. For me is this a familiar hotel with all what I need for my stay. As I said bevor the familiar statement was always nice.
"It's always good to stay in Eric Hotel"
Staying in Eric is a bit like coming home. Smiley Allain's face welcomes you at your arrival, the hotel is quiet and kept with love. nice breakfast prepared with love. City of Dole is very close (5 minutes by car) and offers variety of dining opportunities, beyond exploring historical part of dole.